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Classical Literature : A Concise History - Richard Rutherford

Classical Literature

A Concise History


Published: 1st January 1900
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This accessible one-volume survey of the literature of Greece and Rome covers the period between Homer around 700 BC and Augustine around AD 410. <br><ul><br><li>Highlights what is important historically and of continuing interest and value in classical literature. <br><li>An introduction by the editor presents essential information in a concise, accessible way. <br><li>Each chapter focuses on a particular genre or area of literature. <br><li>This structure allows readers to see continuities between different periods and to move easily between the Greek and Roman worlds. <br><li>Includes extensive quotations in English. <br><li>A timeline and an index of authors help to make the material as accessible as possible. </li></ul>

"The book is a tour de force ... Rutherford speaks directly to hisreaders, telling them what they need to know to set a work into itshistorical and social context ... Even scholars who are completelyfamiliar with all the texts Rutherford discusses will profit fromconsulting this book." Times Literary Supplement

'Rutherford's book provides an accessible, affordable, andconcise introduction to its topic.' Bryn Mawr ClassicalReview

"As well as Rutherford's broader constituency, this book shouldmake particularly invaluable reading for undergraduates, sixth-formers who are looking to pursue Classics at university (andit should be a must for school libraries)." Greece andRome






1. Epic.

2. Drama.

3. Rhetoric.

4. History, Biography, Fiction.

5. Erotic Literature.

6. Literature and Power.

7. Aspects of Wit.

8. Thinkers.

9. Believers.

Appendix 1 Translations of Four Longer Passages.

Appendix 2 Timeline.

Appendix 3 List of Roman Emperors.

Appendix 4 Major Greek and Roman Gods.


Further Reading.


ISBN: 9780631231332
ISBN-10: 0631231331
Series: Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 1st January 1900
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.4  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1